Admission to the B.S. in Biomedical Sciences Program

Admission options are based on the student’s previous academic work and personal interests. Students intending to enroll in the B.S. in Biomedical Science program must meet all UAB undergraduate admission and academic requirements. The following requirements apply and must be met prior to enrolling into the Biomedical Sciences program.

1. Students must declare the Biomedical Sciences major and meet with a Biomedical Sciences advisor prior to enrollment in the Biomedical Sciences program. A background check, drug screen, and health-related information are required at the time of enrollment in the core BMD courses and required prior to any practicum or lab placements.

2. Program Admission from High School.


  • Must be a graduate of an accredited high school with a grade point average of a 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale for admission.
  • Achieved an ACT Composite Score of 21 or higher.
  • Able to place in College English 101 or higher and College Math 105 or higher.
  • Must meet all UAB undergraduate admission and academic requirements.
  • If accepted, complete the UAB medical history questionnaire and physical, provide proof of required immunizations, and receive satisfactory screening by the UAB Medical Center Student Health Service.
  • A background check and drug screening will be required at the time of enrollment in the core BMD course and is required prior to any practicum or lab placement.

3. Program Admission from Community College or University, including UAB.


  • Must be a graduate of an accredited high school.
  • Must meet all UAB undergraduate admission and academic requirements.
  • If accepted, complete the UAB medical history questionnaire and physical, provide proof of required immunizations, and receive satisfactory screening by the UAB Medical Center Student Health Service.
  • Must hold a 2.75 or higher Overall GPA on a 4.0 scale for admission to the Biomedical Sciences Program.
  • A background check and drug screening will be required at the time of enrollment in the core BMD course and is required prior to any practicum or lab placement.

4. Other Biomedical Sciences Program Requirements.


  •  All prerequisite course work must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • A minimum 2.75 Overall GPA and 2.00 UAB institutional GPA must be maintained to remain enrolled in the B.S. in Biomedical Sciences program.

Overall Application Procedure:


Applications are accepted at any time, and students may be enrolled during any term. Applicants should submit the following materials:



To the UAB Undergraduate Admissions Office:


  • Completed UAB undergraduate application form, indicating SHP as the school, and application fee, if applicable (if enrolled at UAB in another major, complete a Change of School/Major Request using the online form available on BlazerNET).
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended.

To the Biomedical Sciences Program Office, School of Health Professions:


  • The student should request an appointment with a Biomedical Sciences program advisor prior to the term of initial enrollment. It is essential to have transcripts of previous coursework during the enrollment interview.